Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It

“Many of the pathogens that afflict us also afflict fungi,” Stamets says, so over the millennia they have evolved to be adept at killing and consuming bacteria. It’s the same basic principle that makes penicillin—an antibiotic molecule derived from a fungus—so effective." Stamets

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